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List of the best Philip Roth books, ranked by voracious readers in the Ranker community. With commercial success and critical acclaim, there's no doubt that Philip Roth is one of the most popular authors of the last 100 years. Roth became a household name in 1959 with Goodbye, Colbumbus, a story about the life of a Jewish-American. The novella earned him U.S National Book Award for Fiction, an extremely prestigious award. If you're a huge fan of his work, then vote on your favorite novels below and make your opinion count. This poll is also a great resource for new fans of Philip Roth who want to know which novels they should start reading first. With memorable characters and excellent storytelling, there's no reason why you shouldn't check out his work if you're a big reader.

This list includes American Pastoral, Portnoy's Complaint and more. What are Philip Roth's best novels? Vote on this list and help us definitively answer that question.

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American Pastoral is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Philip Roth Books
American Pastoral Philip Roth

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The Human Stain is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Philip Roth Books
The Human Stain Philip Roth

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Sabbath's Theater is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Philip Roth Books
Sabbath's Theater Philip Roth

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The Plot Against America is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Philip Roth Books

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Portnoy's Complaint is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Philip Roth Books
Portnoy's Complaint Philip Roth

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The Counterlife is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Philip Roth Books
The Counterlife Philip Roth

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Everyman is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Philip Roth Books
Everyman Philip Roth

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Patrimony: A True Story is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Philip Roth Books

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Zuckerman Unbound is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Philip Roth Books
Zuckerman Unbound Philip Roth

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The Ghost Writer is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Philip Roth Books
The Ghost Writer Philip Roth

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Goodbye, Columbus is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Philip Roth Books
Goodbye, Columbus Philip Roth

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The Prague Orgy is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Philip Roth Books
The Prague Orgy Philip Roth

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Nemesis is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Philip Roth Books
Nemesis Philip Roth

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Operation Shylock: A Confessio... is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Philip Roth Books

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Indignation is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Philip Roth Books
Indignation Philip Roth

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My Life As a Man is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Philip Roth Books
My Life As a Man Philip Roth

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The Dying Animal is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Philip Roth Books
The Dying Animal Philip Roth

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The Anatomy Lesson is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Philip Roth Books
The Anatomy Lesson Philip Roth

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I Married a Communist is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Philip Roth Books
I Married a Communist Philip Roth

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When She Was Good is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Philip Roth Books
When She Was Good Philip Roth

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The Great American Novel is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Philip Roth Books

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The Breast is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Philip Roth Books
The Breast Philip Roth

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Reading Myself and Others is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Philip Roth Books

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Letting Go is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Philip Roth Books
Letting Go Philip Roth

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The Professor of Desire is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Philip Roth Books

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Our Gang is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Best Philip Roth Books
Our Gang Philip Roth

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Exit Ghost is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Best Philip Roth Books
Exit Ghost Philip Roth

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A Philip Roth Reader is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Best Philip Roth Books
A Philip Roth Reader Philip Roth

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The Humbling is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Best Philip Roth Books
The Humbling Philip Roth